Mir Alam Tank

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Mir Alam Tank
LocationHyderabad, Telangana
Coordinates17°21′N 78°26′E / 17.350°N 78.433°E / 17.350; 78.433Coordinates: 17°21′N 78°26′E / 17.350°N 78.433°E / 17.350; 78.433
Typereservoir
Primary inflowsMusi
Primary outflowsMusi
Basin countriesIndia
Surface area600 acres (240 ha)
IslandsTwo
Settlementshyderabad

Mir Alam Tank is a reservoir in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is located to the south of Musi river. It was the primary source of drinking water to Hyderabad before Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar were built. It is connected to National Highway7 near Palm Valley (Tadbun).

History[edit]

The tank is named after Mir Alam Bahadur, then Prime Minister of Hyderabad State (1804 - 1808), during the reign of Asaf Jah III, the third Nizam of Hyderabad state. Mir Alam laid the foundation for the tank on 20 July 1804 and it was completed in about two years on 8 June 1806.

Facilities[edit]

Nehru Zoological Park lies adjacent to the tank and Telangana Tourism operates boats on the lake, for which one has to enter through the zoo.

Proposed HMDA park is being developed by Govt Telangana State.

Transport[edit]

Mir Alam Tank is serviced by Rajendranagar Bus Depot, Falaknuma Bus Depot and many other Bus Depots, specially Bus Route No. 7Z, 49 from secunderabad Railway station, 94, 95 from KOTHI, 74, 73, 251 from Afzal Gunj and are available every 10 minutes and Nearest MMTS Railway Station is situated at Shivrampally.

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